Coptobasis lunalis (Guenée, 1854)
(previously known as Botys lunalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coptobasis lunalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are patchy brown with the patches outlined in white. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Asia, including

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 352, No. 417.


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    (updated 23 August 2012)